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Founded in 2015, the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University advances the study of contemporary China and provides substantive analysis from social science perspectives of the dramatic sociological shifts taking place in China today.

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Upcoming Events

The Costs and Benefits of Social Ties
Tue, Oct 11, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

Refreshments will be served

Economic and political decisions occur within the context of social relationships. These relations may offer ways of enforcing contracts in the face of weak rule of law, or facilitate the exchange of information; they may be the source of favoritism, cronyism, and limit the set of…

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A71 Simpson & Zoom
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Open to the Public
Why Uyghurs? Religious Revival, Ethnic Violence and State Response in Xinjiang
Mon, Oct 24, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

Refreshments will be served.

Since mid-2017, reports of massive re-education camps in Xinjiang have drawn global attention to China’s “war on Uyghurs.” Why has this group been targeted? Latest scholarly explanations include “imagined terrorism,” “securitization of Uyghur identity” and “promotion of settler…

Location
A71 Simpson & Zoom
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Open to the Public
The Gilded Cage: Techno-State Capitalism in China
Mon, Nov 28, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

Refreshments will be served.

Using Daniel Bell’s work as a springboard, I analyze the emergent post-industrial society in China, focusing on China’s techno-development from the mid-2000s to the present day. Noting the extraordinary transformation of China’s economy and society during this time, some scholars have…

Location
A71 Louis A. Simpson & Zoom
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Open to the Public